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Zell am Ziller

Welcome to Zell!

Zell am Ziller is located in the heart of the Zillertal at an elevation of 580 m on the sunny side of the valley. Surrounded by the mountain villages of Zellberg, Rohrberg, Gerlosberg, and Hainzenberg, this idyllic community is characterized by the historic church in the center of town as well as traditional hotels, modern accommodation facilities, restaurants and pubs, farms, and shops. 

The market village of Zell am Ziller with its almost 2,000 residents is the smallest community in the Zillertal in terms of area but has developed into an administrative and academic center over the course of history.

Life in the mountains

The picturesque town radiates a cozy holiday atmosphere and will make the pulse of all mountain climbers race faster with excitement. Awaiting you in the Zillertal Arena ski area are gorgeous ski runs, toboggan runs, and action-packed offers away from the slopes.

In summer, countless hiking, cycling, and mountain biking routes in and around Zell will whisk you away to the breathtaking alpine world of the Zillertal. Outdoor and fun sport offers such as canyoning, rafting, the Arena Skyliner, the Arena Coaster, exciting via ferrata climbs, or the tower with bag jump provide a real kick of adrenaline.

In addition, the 45,000 m² recreational park in Zell am Ziller stands out with its diverse offer: beach volleyball, soccer, adventure playground, mini golf, bowling lane, outdoor pool, artificial skating rink, and tennis courts.

Hospitality is a part of our history

Since the very beginning, the Gerlos Pass was an important transportation route between Tyrol and Salzburg. Due to the ideal geographic location and gold discoveries on the Hainzenberg, Zell am Ziller became more and more important to the archbishopric of Salzburg and became the site of the sovereign's administration in 1592. Zell was not simply a farming village but also the largest market in the Zillertal with numerous businesses and flourishing commerce.

Hospitality has a long tradition in Zell. As early as 1428, a "good guesthouse in Zell am Ziller" was mentioned when envoys from Italy talked about the town as they passed through on their way to Salzburg.

In 1500, today's "Zillertal Bier" brewery was founded in Zell am Ziller, and it is thus the oldest private brewery in the state.

Tradition - in Zell am Ziller, you can experience unadulterated Tyrolean hospitality along with the old customs and traditions of the locals. In close connection with the local brewery, the traditional Gauder Fest takes place every year on the first weekend in May. This festival came about almost 600 years ago and developed from the tradition of Alpine fairs, where farmers and traders gathered after the hard winter months.